ROOTMASTER
Dedicated to hard-working bass players,
the Ashdown Rootmaster EVO range delivers
workhorse reliability at a great price.

RM-800-EVO Head

£599.00
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  • RM-800-EVO Head
  • RM-800-EVO Head
  • RM-800-EVO Head

RM-800-EVO Head

£599.00
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 At Ashdown, we know that not every gig pays the big bucks. Dedicated to busy, hard-working bass players on a budget, Rootmaster heads, combos and cabinets draw on all of our experience working with some of the biggest bands in the world to deliver workhorse reliability, creative tone-shaping, comprehensive recording and performing facilities plus the sonic slam you need to underpin your band’s performances night after night – all at a price that won’t break the bank.

Powered by 800W digital amp, the RM800 is the lightest RM head, weighing in at 4.5kg (9lbs) and the perfect choice for working bassists looking for power and features without the weight. 

 

ROOTMASTER Demo Video
Ashdown Artist Amadu Kholifa takes the NEW Rootmaster EVO head for a spin straight in performing one of his favourite bass lines 'Detroit'
RM 800 Features
Ashdown | Setting the standard since '97
Simple, powerful EQ
The Rootmaster EVO series’ pre amp now includes a passive and active input jack socket for use with high and low output instruments. The five- band rotary tone controls act with surgical precision to provide total control over your sound, while a shape switch instantly dials you in to a classic Ashdown tone setting, straight from the world-famous ABM.
One-knob Compression
Instantly adding warmth and body to your tone, this simple to use, great sounding compressor delivers a powerful, even sound to make sure your bass will fill out any mix.
Overdrive & Sub
With footswitchable flexibility, our tube-emulated overdrive can take your core bass sound and push it into warm overdrive through to distorted filth whenever you need to add extra grind and girth to your tone.

Bringing extra depth and definition to your bass parts, the Sub-Harmonic Generator lets you dial in a sub-octave and kick it in via footswitch whenever you need the extra depth for those super-heavy Godzilla moments.
Totally connected
If you want to use your favourite pedals or multi-effects, you’ll find send and return sockets on the back panel, along with a DI output for direct injection into the PA mixer or recording console and a Line Input (with front panel level control) so you can jam along with a backing track in rehearsal.
A combined Jack/Speakon socket with a minimum 4 ohm load provides flexible partnering options with a dedicated range of Rootmaster EVO cabinets. Ashdown’s 1 x 12”, 1 x 15”, 2 x 10” and 6 x 10” cabs all feature Ashdown White Line speakers for a refined tone, plus a high- frequency 3-way controllable tweeter for additional top-end bite.

Specifications

Power Output 800 Watts
Power Requirement 115-230 Volts
Speaker Outputs 1 x Speakon outputs
Frequency Response -3dB @ 17Hz und 30KHz
High Instrument Input Impedance 3.9m Ohms, input range 150mV
Low Instrument Input Impedance 10k Ohms, input range 300mV - 40V p-p
Line Input Impedance 22k Ohms, input level 0dBu nominal
DI Output 600 Ohm balanced, Level 0dBu nominal
Tuner Output Impedance 22k Ohms, Level 0dBu nominal
Impedance Minimum 4 Ohms
Signal to noise Better than 80dB (EQ flat)
EQ Bass +/-15dB @ 100Hz Lo Mid +/-15dB @ 220Hz Middle +/-15dB @ 660Hz Hi Mid +/-15dB @ 1.6kHz Treble +/-15dB @ 7kHz shelving Deep +
Effects Send Impedance 22k Ohm, Level 0dBu nominal
Effects Return Impedance 22k Ohms, Input Level 0dBu Nominal
Distortion Less than 0.5% THD
H x W x D (mm) 86 x 314 x 235
Weight (kg) 4.5

Resources

RM 800 User Manual
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5 Year Warranty

We're so confident in our amplifiers, we offer a 5 year warranty on all new products.

Built for the road

Perfect for gigging bass players, our products are built to last.